The Working Group on Education and Skills under Open Science has published their report on "Providing researchers with the skills and competencies they need to practice Open Science". The report followed a survey between March and May 2017 which found that researchers are largely unaware of the concept of Open Science and training opportunities on the topic are limited but would be appreciated by researchers.

The central message from this report is that in order to change to full automatic engagement of researchers in Open Science, a radical change of culture and mind-set in the research community and stakeholders is required. This is because traditional, pre-digital, scholarly communication mechanisms and structures for rewards and recognition are deeply embedded within current academic practice and new technology was not embedded and implemented at large until recently (EOSC, Digital skills agenda).

Follow the work implemented under the European Commission’s initiative on Open Science and related fields here.